Spanish and French police officers stand guard at the border between Hendaye and Irun to monitor protestors against the G-7 summit in nearby Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Security is getting tighter in the southern French beach resort of Biarritz ahead of the G-7 leaders' summit beginning this weekend.

The airport and train station are closing down Friday afternoon and residents used to bustle at the height of summer vacations say the streets are empty.

The city center is almost deserted, and the seaside around the casino where leaders will meet is under lockdown.

Cars are thoroughly checked and tourists can no longer access their usual haunts.

Philippe Haguet says the gift shop he owns has been empty for the past two days.

Leaders of the Group of Seven countries arrive on Saturday to discuss issues including the struggling global economy and climate change until Monday. They include the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Canada and Italy.

A mounted police officer rides along a deserted beach that falls inside the restricted area as security is stepped-up ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A woman with her family walks past police officers inside the restricted area ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Spanish and French police officers stand guard at the border between Hendaye and Irun to monitor protestors against the G-7 summit in nearby Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
French special forces walk past a carousel after participating in a de-mining operation along the beach inside the red zone with the venue in the background as security is stepped-up ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Police officers on motorcycles patrol on deserted streets ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A police officer gestures to pedestrians inside the restricted zone as security is ramped up ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A normally bustling beach is empty as it falls inside the restricted area as security is stepped-up ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Police officers on motorcycles patrol past a cafe ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual G-7 summit in the elegant resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)